Skip to comments.Bill Clinton blasts drilling and permit delays at forum
Posted on 03/13/2011 1:37:41 PM PDT by opentalk
..Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that delays in offshore oil and gas drilling permits are ridiculous at a time when the economy is still rebuilding, according to attendees at the IHS CERAWeek conference. Clinton spoke on a panel with former President George W. Bush that was closed to the media. Video of their moderated talk with IHS CERA Chairman Daniel Yergin was also prohibited. Clinton said there are ridiculous delays in permitting when our economy doesnt need it, according to Noe and others.
...Both former Presidents agreed that one of the main issues in clearing offshore permits was getting workers back on the job. And yet, as Jazz Shaw noted yesterday after Obamas press conference, the number of operating rigs has dwindled sharply since the Deepwater Horizon failure almost a year ago.
Weve dropped from 55 working rotary rigs in April 2010 to just 25 today. The permitorium imposed by the Obama administration is the chief reason for the drop, and yet despite a court order, the White House continues to block efforts to get oil workers back on the job of producing American oil for American consumers.
Ive been missing George Bush for more than two years. Who knew Id be missing Bill Clinton by this time? Lets hope we dont get to the point where were missing
. Jimmy Carter.
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I can't believe Slick is actually talking sense about a policy that the radical enviroweenies are enamored with. I think this is the only time I agreed with him since he signed Welfare Reform. What a shock that he said it away from the cameras.
hmmmmmm .... separating from Obama .... could this mean Hillary is looking for an opening to challenge in 2012?
Good point. It is going to become harder for Obama (soros) to defend his energy policy. Wish congress would apply pressure on drilling.
And missing Slick is a given.
He doesn’t have to rely on donations or elections so he is free to say what he wants to and even Slick Willie can see that Obama’s energy policies are a disaster.
Count on it. This is the first silo the Clinton team is launching at Obama. Hillary’s last chance to be president is ‘12 because after that she’s too old.
The more I think about Slicks motivation on talking against the regimes policy, it might be that he knows how damaging high fuel prices are going to be on the Rats next election. There may be a movement within the party to wake Obummer up and change course on this one issue for the greater good of the party. Just a guess. It seems odd for him to comment like this.
I don’t think Bill Clinton has ever waited to get a permit to drill anything.
same clown veto drilling bills back in 95 I thi9nk
He blocked drilling for 8 years. He’s just as pathological as zero is.
Looks like Old Bill still remebers how to talk out of both sides of his mouth.
He got that from Hillary who speaks with forked tongue.
That’s a jawdropper.
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